Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services

Despite a boom in package deliveries, USPS is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.

Americans Want to Reinvest Ten Percent of the Military Budget Against Coronavirus

The major challenges flaring up today demand strong public investment in community well-being and resilient infrastructure, not more militarization.

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Cutting the Pentagon to Support Our Real Needs

To cut 10 percent of the Pentagon budget, let’s end our Middle East wars, reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, and turn off the spigot to arms contractors.

Okinawa: Will the Pandemic Transform U.S. Military Bases?

An outbreak of COVID-19 among U.S. service personnel on Okinawa may help anti-base protesters stop construction of the replacement facility at Henoko.

Ten Better Uses for Ten Percent of the Pentagon Budget

Military spending is at historically high levels, and increasing under Trump. A ten percent cut is an overdue correction to the bloated Pentagon budget.

Hamilton and the Iconoclasts of Tomorrow

What blind spots will future generations condemn us for as they tear down today’s statues tomorrow?

A message from John and Kathleen

IPS has pivoted our work to address the pandemic and economic crisis, and to deepen our work in partnership with movements challenging systemic racism.

Why Palestinians Are Mourning George Floyd

Black Lives Matter protests have jumped U.S. borders and reached across the world, including Palestine, where Floyd’s murder has struck a chord.

Cut the Pentagon 10 Percent, Invest in Public Health

Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.

Now Is the Time for Free College

With youth unemployment and student debt skyrocketing, young people need free higher education.